1. Are there any parks near your home?
  2. Are you happy with the size of your home?
  3. Can you describe each room in your house?
  4. Could you build a house for yourself? How would you do it? (you cannot have a builder help you)
  5. Describe how you go about buying a house in your country. Can you borrow money from a bank? Is it easy to buy and sell houses?
  6. Do you agree with the saying “Wherever I lay my head is home.”?
  7. Do you have a lot of decorations in your home or is it bare?
  8. Do you have a mini swimming pool in your home? A basketball court? A ping pong table?
  9. Do you have a nice garden at your home? Do you plant flowers and trees in your garden? Do you help your mother/father to water those plants/flowers?
  10. Do you help to mow the lawn in your garden?
  11. Do you like the place where you are living? Why or why not?
  12. Do you like to keep pets in your home?
  13. Do you raise fish in your home? If so, what type of fish?
  14. Draw/describe your dream house (money is no problem) where, materials, design, interior, landscaping etc
  15. Give some reasons why people become homeless.
  16. Have you ever been homesick? Have you changed anything in your house recently? If so, what was that?
  17. How are homes different in your home country and in this country?
  18. How can houses be made more environmentally friendly?
  19. How could you live without electricity? Could you make your own electricity? How?
  20. How have you changed your home since you’ve started living there?
  21. How important is security? How do you make a house secure?
  22. How is your home different from your childhood home?
  23. How long have you lived where you are living now?
  24. How many different homes have you lived in? Which one did you like the best? Why? Which one did you like the least? Why?
  25. How many rooms are there in your house?
  26. How much is your rent? (Some people may not consider this to be a polite question.)
  27. If you could change anything about your present home, what would it be?
  28. If you had $3,000 to improve your home, what would you spend it on?
  29. Imagine you have arrived in a country where they don’t speak your language. You have no money or friends there. What would you do for accommodation?
  30. Is every house a home?
  31. Is it better to rent or buy? Give reasons for your answer.
  32. Is your home clean? Are you a very organized person?
  33. Is your home in a convenient location?
  34. List alternatives to a house or apartment. (e.g. igloo) What are the advantages and disadvantages of these alternatives? Which alternative would you prefer to live in?
  35. Make a list of the 10 most important things you would look for when choosing a house to live in.
  36. Some people say houses are too much like boxes or cages. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  37. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a homestay?
  38. What changes would you like to make to your home?
  39. What do you do to maintain your home?
  40. What do you like about your home? What don’t you like?
  41. What do you think houses in the future will be like?
  42. What do you think is the worst color for a living room?
  43. What does the outside of your house look like?
  44. What household chores do you hate doing?
  45. What is in your bedroom?
  46. What is the color of your front door?
  47. What is your dream house?
  48. What is your favorite appliance, electronic device, or piece of furniture in your home?
  49. What is your favorite room in your house? Why?
  50. What kind of housing would you prefer?
  51. What makes ‘a house’ into ‘a home’?
  52. What problems do homeowners have? What can they do about them?
  53. What strange materials do you know of that have been used to make houses?
  54. What things in your home couldn’t you live without?
  55. What things in your house could you easily live without?
  56. What would be important to consider when designing a city? Was your city planned? Describe a perfect city
  57. What would you like to change in your house?
  58. What would you say the decoration style of your home is?
  59. What would your ideal house or apartment look like?
  60. Where do you park your car at your house
  61. Where would your dream home be? What would it be like inside and out?
  62. Which are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small house/flat/apartment? And living in a big one?
  63. Which do you like better, a home with a nice garden or a home without one?
  64. Which room do you spend the least time in?
  65. Which room do you spend the most time in?
  66. Who are your neighbors? Do you get along well with your neighbors? How well do you know them? What have you done with your neighbors?
  67. Who lives with you? / Who do you live with?
  68. Would you prefer to live in a house or an apartment? Why?

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